Friday, July 19



Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball falls to Florida State in NCAAs, enters elimination bracket

Last season, the Seminoles knocked the Bruins out in the NCAA championship for the second straight year. That same script played out again. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (36-4) fell to No. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara won the Bruins’ only match against Florida State with her sister and partner junior Megan McNamara. UCLA will now enter the elimination bracket and face LSU on Saturday. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Top-seeded beach volleyball prepares for NCAA championship

Extra workouts aren’t how teams usually celebrate a conference title, but that’s what the Bruins did. Members of the team held plank poses with their elbows on the sand and their Pac-12 trophies laid flat on their backs – the school’s 116th national title on their minds. Read more...

Photo: Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Megan McNamara has won 24 of her last 26 matches on court one with junior Nicole McNamara. The pair said much of their success has come from the guidance of first-year volunteer assistant coach Jeff Alzina. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Beach volleyball qualifies for NCAA tournament, baseball ties for Pac-12 top

Beach volleyball Angie Forburger, assistant Sports editor Of the nine Pac-12 beach volleyball programs, two qualified for the NCAA tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama this weekend. Read more...

Photo: Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Nicole McNamara has led the Bruins to earn the top seed in the NCAA tournament, alongside junior Megan McNamara on court one. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Senior Elise Zappia won her 100th career match as she and freshman Mac May gave UCLA a 1-0 lead over USC. The No. 1-seeded Bruins continued to defeat the No. 2-seeded Trojans and claim the Pac-12 title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Beach volleyball crowned Pac-12 champion, looks ahead to NCAAs

One title down, one more to go. “We’re very excited that we won this Pac-12 title,” said senior Elise Zappia. “But we’re not here to win a Pac-12 title, we’re here for a national championship.” No. Read more...

Photo: Senior Elise Zappia won her 100th career match as she and freshman Mac May gave UCLA a 1-0 lead over USC. The No. 1-seeded Bruins continued to defeat the No. 2-seeded Trojans and claim the Pac-12 title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior Elise Zappia won her 100th career match as she and freshman Mac May gave UCLA a 1-0 lead over USC. The No. 1-seeded Bruins continued to defeat the No. 2-seeded Trojans and claim the Pac-12 title. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo secured a straight-set victory with sophomore Madi Yeomans to help the No. 1-seeded Bruins defeat No. 2-seeded USC and advance to the final of the Pac-12 championship. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Beach volleyball advances to Pac-12 final, extends win streak to 29

After their straight-set victory, Savvy Simo and Madi Yeomans sprinted to watch courts one and two. Because that’s what it came down to. No. 1-seeded UCLA beach volleyball (34-3) took a 2-1 lead over No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Savvy Simo secured a straight-set victory with sophomore Madi Yeomans to help the No. 1-seeded Bruins defeat No. 2-seeded USC and advance to the final of the Pac-12 championship. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Savvy Simo secured a straight-set victory with sophomore Madi Yeomans to help the No. 1-seeded Bruins defeat No. 2-seeded USC and advance to the final of the Pac-12 championship. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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